ORNL Capabilities

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World-Class Expertise for Energy Entrepreneurs

ORNL is DOE’s largest science and energy laboratory and home to some of the nation's most significant user facilities, including the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, the National Transportation Research Center, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, and the Spallation Neutron Source. With an annual budget of $1.5 billion, ORNL’s diverse capabilities enable the lab to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.

From energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and manufacturing to new biofuels, bioproducts, and materials, ORNL delivers technology solutions for the nation’s growing energy demands. With access to one-of-a-kind resources and facilities, innovators will be uniquely positioned to create the next generation of game-changing energy technologies.


Developing Solutions for a Sustainable Future

ORNL carries out focused R&D to understand and reduce the impacts of society’s energy choices and to find more cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to produce and use energy. The lab’s R&D brings together experts in biological and environmental sciences, advanced materials, neutron sciences, nuclear science and engineering, and high-performance computing.


Accelerating Research and Breakthroughs

ORNL’s world-class computing experts are committed to offering researchers the most productive supercomputing ecosystems on the planet so they can produce groundbreaking research in data-intensive science and engineering fields such as sustainable energy and transportation, climate change, and advanced materials.


Delivering Innovations through Multidisciplinary Collaboration

ORNL has a reputation for creating large, complex, one-of-a-kind systems that must be field-deployable, maintainable, and reliable. Repeated success with high-risk, nationally important projects has created a unique ability to deliver such systems in buildings, manufacturing, transportation, renewable energy, and electricity technologies.